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monthly business plan
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Building a Monthly Business Plan

While it’s important to create a 10-year business model, your real focus should be on your business plan for three years, two years and one year. Once that’s set, reverse engineer it to the quarter and then down to the month. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here How?...
power of honesty
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The Undeniable Power of Honesty (and How it Can Make Your Pizza Taste Better)

Why don’t people do the “honest” thing? Mostly, it’s because they’re afraid. Afraid, somehow, that the truth will hurt. And it does... except that, in retrospect, honesty is always the best policy. We know that because we have another phrase that we repeat to ourselves throughout our lives, which is, “the truth always comes out.”...
numbers
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Why Entrepreneurs Need to Fall in Love With Numbers

For most entrepreneurs, building a company starts with a novel idea. Maybe it’s a disruptive technology, or perhaps bringing better service to an industry that needs it. Whatever it may be, few things are as thrilling as taking an inspired and well-crafted idea, and making a business out of it. While an entrepreneur might have an...
business coach
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6 Reasons to Consider Hiring a Business Coach This Year

This is the year. This, you have decided, is the year you skyrocket your business to great success. Congratulations! It’s a worthy resolution for the new year. But I’m here to make sure that instead of simply setting a goal, you also work toward making it a reality. Too many business owners throw out goals and...
accountability
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Accountability Tools for Entrepreneurs

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh please, not another article about New Year’s resolutions.” This season can feel so overwhelming with the number of personal development and goal-setting content that appears all over our favorite publications. I’ll make you one promise: this won’t be another generalized guide to SMART goals. Instead, I want to dive...
motivate
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How to Motivate Your Team and Hold Them Accountable

With the holiday season in full swing and the end of the year right around the corner, it’s tough to get your team to stick to their agendas while visions of vacations and days off dance in their heads. How can entrepreneurs motivate their teams and keep them held accountable for their workloads during the...
internal communications
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How to Develop an Internal Communications Plan to Avoid Pitfalls

Internal communication is one of the biggest challenges facing startups today. Between department silos, lack of accountability, data dumps and channel overload, it’s not surprising that communication gaps arise within departments. Fortunately, a strategic internal communications plan can help you avoid some of the common pitfalls. Why you need to create an internal communications plan Every...